Saturday, February 16, 2008
Mogulus and Qik Partner in Live Streaming
This news is more than a week old and almost slipped by me. It's about a significant and strategic integration of live mobile video streaming and a relevant technology development to discuss. I have to thank Robin Good for bringing it to my attention yesterday during our My ooVoo Day With... video conversation (Grazie Robin!)
On Feb. 5th, the Mogulus blog posted, "We are really excited to announce that Mogulus has integrated with mobile phone streaming provider Qik (http://www.qik.com). From now on, all Mogulus producers have the ability to go live with their mobile phone on their Mogulus channel."
Their previous post on Feb. 3rd, which stated their plan to integrate the two services, noted that, "Thanks to Robert Scoble who used Qik and Mogulus during his CES coverage in January - it became clear to both companies that an integration will be beneficial to producers using our platforms."
It's great to see two similar yet distinct companies partner like this, and also how end-users can influence this type of technology mashup. The Qik blog describes the integration in 3 easy steps and the Mogulus blog has more detailed information.
Here's a great video courtesy of video blogger Steve Garfield on how he used Qik, Mogulus and Twitter to cover Super Tuesday.